With warm, sunny days ahead, it’s time to plan your ultimate golf weekend in the beautiful Rogue Valley. With numerous golf courses in the area, you can golf from morning ‘til night.
Southern Oregon offers golfers of every skill level a challenging and relaxing experience. To get the ball rolling, visit some of the best golf courses!
Great Times at Quail Point Golf Course (9 Holes)
Quail Point is a beloved Southern Oregon golf course. While it’s open to everyone, the well-manicured grounds and gorgeous surroundings make it feel like you’re playing on a private course. It’s also a great way to get the kids interested in golf! Quail Point lets kids play for free, so everyone has a chance to have fun on the green.
With 75 acres of lush fairways and beautiful greens, you’ll enjoy a relaxing and fun day at Quail Point. They also offer a variety of leagues, tournaments, events and clubs to keep you busy all year long.
Enjoy a Forest Setting at Laurel Hill (9 Holes)
Perhaps the most “Southern Oregon” of golf courses must be Laurel Hill. Located just outside the town of Gold Hill, the beautiful forest setting of Laurel Hill sets it apart from many of the other local courses. In the peak heat of summer, an afternoon at Laurel Hill brings welcoming shade.
Top the day off with a bite to eat and a post game refreshment at Harvey’s Grill. On a rainy day, enjoy the covered driving range as you launch golf balls into the abyss. Laurel Hill also offers disc golf.
Oak Knoll: A Local Favorite (9 Holes)
Since 1927, golfers have loved playing at Oak Knoll Golf Course. Between the beautiful views of Grizzly Peak and Pilot Rock, and the challenging course layout, Oak Knoll attracts golfers of all skill levels. Owned and operated by the Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission, Oak Knoll is Southern Oregon’s only municipal golf course.
Their 9-hole golf course is open all year, has a covered driving range, and practice areas. But the best part is eating authentic BBQ at their clubhouse. With favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, sandwiches and much more, it’s the perfect way to end a day of golfing.
A Premier Experience at Eagle Point Golf (18 Holes)
When you’re ready to venture out, Eagle Point Golf Course is located 10 miles east of Medford. They are a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf facility, featuring natural terrain and four sets of tees. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, this top-tier golf club offers a semi-private golf experience which is open to everyone.
However, the course and its design are the stars of the show — drawing golfers back year after year. The spectacular layout created by Robert Trent Jones Jr. offers an unforgettable experience, and with distances from 5,091 to 7,099 yards, this course is great for every golfer.
Editors Note: In 2014, we had the honor of sharing the Rogue River with Trent Jones Jr. during his visit to Southern Oregon. Over his four-decade career as a golf course architect he designed 270 courses, but Eagle Point was the only course he ever owned. Unfortunately, our attempt to convince him that the “River Guide Mulligan” is a legitimate rule on all golf courses failed.
Centennial Golf Club: The Heart of Medford (18 Holes)
Named one of the Top 50 Golf Courses in the United States by Golf World, Centennial Golf Club sets the standard for excellence. The courses offer an awesome 7,309 yard layout. Centennial Golf Club opened in May 2006 and has been a local favorite ever since. Located on the site of a former historic pear orchard, Centennial was designed by two-time PGA Tour winner John Fought.
After your game, visit “The Pavillion”, which features a golf shop and grille. A covered patio — with heaters! — overlooks the 18th green and gives diners an al fresco option when the warm weather arrives.
Beauty & Elegance at Stone Ridge Golf Club (18 Holes)
Awarded “Best Value Golf Course” by Golf Digest, Stone Ridge Golf Club lies comfortably in the foothills of the Rogue Valley. Breathtaking views are the perfect backdrop for a relaxing golf game on this 18-hole championship course.
Want to perfect your game? Stone Ridge Golf Club offers a practice facility with natural grass tees and putting greens. Golf lessons are also available from the PGA professional staff. After your tee time, enjoy a variety of sandwiches, snacks and drinks in the “Top of the Ridge” Cafe. You’ll feel right at home the entire time.
Play The Day Away at Stewart Meadows (9 Holes)
Stewart Meadows Golf Course feels like another world, but it’s located right in the heart of Medford! Across the street from a beautiful park, Stewart Meadows is also minutes from shopping, restaurants and historic downtown Medford.
The rolling meadows, sapphire blue ponds and stunning water features will transport you to a tranquil place, even though the bustling city is just outside the gates. The walkable, nine-hole course appeals to golfers of all levels, offering a way for everyone to hone their skills.
The Local’s Quick Escape at Bear Creek (9 Holes)
Conveniently located immediately off of Highway 99 between Phoenix and Medford, Bear Creek Golf Course is a fun local’s choice escape where it is easy to squeeze in a quick nine holes before or after work. The course features seven Par 3 holes and two Par 4 holes and is a fantastic place to practice your short iron game. Bear Creek also offers disc golf.
Great Golfing, All Day Long
Each of Southern Oregon’s golf courses are unique and boast beautiful views of the valley. So get those clubs out of the garage and gather your golf buddies for an unforgettable Southern Oregon golfing excursion.